Category Archives: by Wes Morris

Shifting Star cut points and how health plans can avoid surprises

Are you confident of what  your plan’s rating will be when the Star Ratings are released this year? For the 2018 Star Ratings, 76 contracts missed a 4-star rating due to the shift in cut points. Some plans might have been prepared for the potential of coming up short. But for many plans, this was […]
Read More »

How Medicare plans can improve their Star ratings

By: Wes Morris, Associate Director, Optum Clinical and Quality Solutions The Five-Star Quality Rating System is an important part of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) goal to improve the quality of care and general health status for beneficiaries. For Medicare plans, the consequences of falling short of an overall 4-star rating can […]
Read More »